Feast on some colour…We love these artworks by artist Andrea Dasha Reich. Reich predominantly builds her artwork using mixed media held in multi-layered resin, creating an eye-boggling and vibrant three dimensional depth to her work. Her website is a little tardy to navigate but there’s a good range of work on there and much more detailed personal biog. Easier to view is her 'Prints' website where you can buy limited edition reproductions of her work (from which these images are taken).
Andrea Dasha Reich was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in a creative and progressive enviroment. Her Father was a lawyer and political activist and her mother was a graduate of the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. She was raised in a Bauhaus designed apartment building filled with inspiring original artwork of that era. When her family relocated to Israel in 1960, Dasha studied art and design at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, under renowned modernist painters Yossi Stern and Moshe Rosenthalis.
After emigrating to the United States in 1966, Dasha enjoyed successful careers working in fashion design, accessories, home furnishing, textile design, tableware, and comercial space design. Her abstract paintings reflect her travels to Eastern and Western Europe, the Orient, the Middle East, and Mexico, and she draws inspiration from various aspects of our inter-connected, global culture. In addition she explains, “I find my inspiration from the original source of all textures, patterns, colors and contrasts - the natural world”. Believing that colors exerts continual feedback to the various layers of one’s consciousness, Dasha uses it profusely and excitingly.
Dasha’s luminously complex paintings are about the expressiveness of color. She playfully attacks her work with slashes, strokes, stripes, washes and drizzles of concentrated pigments. She then creates the illusion of glass by floating pigments, stains and metallic foils between deep, revealing layers of epoxy resin. You can see river currents, spiraling galaxies, river stones and flora silhouettes in her vibrant montages.